Drugs and alcohol

Drugs and alcohol are a risk to the health and safety of children and young people.

Drugs can interrupt learning, have developmental impacts, and result in social, emotional, financial and health problems that continue into adulthood.

Help for families, children and young people

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)

The ADIS is a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service.

Call 1300 13 13 40 between 8:30 am and 10:00 pm every day.

Know your options

Know your options is a directory of support services available.

Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in schools

Resources are available to support schools to teach about alcohol and drug use.

Contact your school for information on drug education programs at individual schools.

Evidence-based resources

Positive choices is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. It has evidence-based alcohol and other drug education resources for school communities.

The resources are given an evidence rating, are interactive, and recognise cultural diversity.

Related information

On this site

Crisis helplines - health issues

Other websites

Drugs and alcohol - healthdirect

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